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Aug. 26, 1968-May 7, 2006

Master Sgt. Christopher Lee McCarthy, 37, of 623 Foxwood Road, Goldsboro, died Sunday, May 7, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Chris was born in Barre, Vermont, on August 26, 1968, to Gary Lee McCarthy and the late Dawn Brown Farnham. He graduated from Williamstown High School in 1986 and enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 3, 1986 He served his country for 19 and a half years.

After graduating from Basic Military Training and Technical Training School, MSgt. McCarthy was assigned to the 7th Field Maintenance Squadron, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. On December 27, 1992, he moved to the 726th Air Control Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. He moved again on December 27, 1994, to the 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan Air Force Base, Korea. On April 25, 1996, he moved to the 89th Maintenance Squadron (AMC), Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. On April 25, 2001, he was assigned to the 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

Chris was a proud father who was vibrant, outspoken, energetic, fun loving, and outgoing. He was active in the community and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was not afraid of any challenges and was a friend to everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by all of his friends and coworkers in the AGE Community.

MSgt McCarthy's military decorations include the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, the Air Force Training Ribbon and the Master Maintenance Badge.

Christopher is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Renee McCarthy; sons, Christopher and Jacob, and daughters Lauren, Elizabeth and Catherine. He is also survived by his grandmother, Eva Pearl Brown of Barre, Vermont, and his sister, Tammy Sue Russell and husband, Michael, of Plainfield, Vermont; and his stepfather, Douglas Farnham

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dawn Brown Farnham; his brother, Patrick Thomas McCarthy; and his grandfather, Lawrence Frances Brown Sr.

Flowers and memorial donations may be sent to Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral Home on Friday, May 12th, from 1 until 3 p.m. for an open viewing. Funeral services will begin at 4:30 p.m., with Chaplin Armstrong officiating. A potluck dinner following the services will be held at Adamsville Baptist Church at 1302 N. Berkeley Boulevard, Goldsboro.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on May 10, 2006 2:03 PM